GAME of Thrones actress Maisie Williams escaped from the limelight of the hit show's new episodes airing - by enjoying a hike in the Lake District.

Maisie, who plays Arya Stark in the worldwide phenomenon, posted a picture of herself on Helvellyn to her followers on social media site Snapchat.

The critically-acclaimed show's eighth and final series, based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', began earlier this month.